North East Lib Dem Euro MEP Fiona Hall at the new Roseberry Shopping Centre, Redcar campaigning with, left to right, Ian Swales, Cllr Chris Abbott, Fiona Hall, Pat Swales, for the retention of the Post Office that had been situated in the now demolished Roseberry Square.
Ian Swales, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar is leading the battle to stop Labour’s post office closures.
Ian said "2500 post offices face the axe across Britain. Here in Redcar constituency 2 more post offices face closure. Lazenby and Park Avenue, Redcar are in the latest list announced on the 12th February. The only bright spot is that Roseberry Square, Redcar remains on the retained list so we hope we have won the battle to get one reinstated there.
“Post offices play a vital role in our local communities. These closures will hit local people, especially older residents, very hard indeed.”
The Liberal Democrats are fighting the closures. They are gathering a petition locally to be presented at Downing Street.
“Labour and Conservative governments have decimated our post office network. Only the Liberal Democrats have a plan to save our local post offices and to open new post offices when needed, said Ian Swales.”